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Synology DS1513+
9.9 out of 10

Synology DS1513+

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Overall 10


Vegas L., Newegg
2 December 2014
  • Summary: this upgraded my old seagate 1T two hard drive mirrored nas box which was slow old and could only lose one drive before data loss. i ran raid 6 with this which can lose two drives before data is lost.. very happy i got this.
  • Pros: straight solid quality. this is a real nice nas box. i do not need four 1G network ports at my home network but it has them. i really like the fans blowing cool air over my new set of five seagate 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s hard drives i got at 'black friday' sale with this. i was pretty happy w...
  • Cons: well i did have to mess around with this thing a bunch to get it installed. hint: go get the synology assistant and learn how to do a reset and a hard reset if you get the 'can't login' error. yes it was a hassle but not to bad. is worth it once it is installed for sure.
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Overall 10

Awesome Unit!

MGC, Amazon
22 November 2014
  • Summary: Excellent item! I've owned several NAS devices and hands down I like this one the best.
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Overall 6

Good but noisy

David W., Newegg
18 November 2014
  • Pros: It's a solid unit. I loaded this NAS with 5 HGST 4 TB drives on a RAID 5. Setup was easy. DSM is great and updates regularly. This unit is easily accessible from my PC, Macbook pro and Samsung phone. I love it.
  • Cons: The tray doors vibrate and can get very noisy. I have to run my fingers along the front panel to stop the noisy. It's a temporary fix. For a NAS of this cost you'd expect it to run silently - which it would if the trays weren't loose.
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Overall 10

great NAS

Race D., Newegg
9 November 2014
  • Summary: over all and am very happy with this unit. i wanted a fileserver without the overhead of running a server. this fits my needs to the letter. i would recommend this to anyone needing any type of network storage. be sure to read Synology website for a list of apps. it does alot more than i use it for.
  • Pros: easy to setup, has a hard drive check to make sure that the drive you are using are not bad. I used the 5 Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2tb drives. not one bad drive. Stay away from western digital drives 1tb or bigger. i am running in raid 6, my total space is 10tb, my usable space is 6tb. i loo...
  • Cons: i put this unit on its own UPS. i bought a Tripp Lite SMART1500LCDT 1500VA 900W UPS Back Up Smart Tower LCD AVR 120V USB Coax RJ45 and the unit does not see the UPS. I am hoping that it will at some point. i sent about 1600.00 on this unit, the drives, RAM, and the UPS. i wanted to make sure i pr...
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Overall 10

Great Media Server

Robert B., Newegg
8 November 2014
  • Summary: This thing works great for storing all my Blu-Ray movies, pictures and music.
  • Pros: Fast NAS system. I have used NAS before but where to slow. This one is fast. I have all ports used going into a smart switch.
  • Cons: None yet
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Overall 8

Fast Product with Some Issues

HAROLD P., Newegg
4 November 2014
  • Summary: This unit makes a fast file serving NAS box. It has enough features to keep it interesting. I can recommend it highly as an in-house NAS storage device.
  • Pros: I have been using this product since December 2011. This product allows very fast file access. Better than my go-to Netgear ReadyNAS products, so I rate it as a good performer. Synology claims that this unit is compatible with Windows DeltaCopy (Rsync for Windows OS). This would be a huge bonus. ...
  • Cons: The interface, though it looks intuitive, is awkward. It's difficult to find what you need without endless browsing through the menus. In 2011, this unit advertised the inclusion of a form of Rsync called Synology Sync which claimed to be faster. I notice this is now missing from their current pr...
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Overall 10

Absolutely love this thing!

RW, Amazon
24 October 2014
  • Summary: First of all let me just say.....it takes quite sometime to learn most of the functionality of the DSM. In fact it took me several weeks!! I attribute this to some of the wording in the DSM help section being misinterpreted by me, only due to the fact that I am not much of a network guy, but more of...
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Overall 2

Very disappointing. Purchased 2 for use as an HA ...

David E. Krohn, Amazon
20 October 2014
  • Summary: Very disappointing. Purchased 2 for use as an HA cluster. Noticed the LAN switch constantly flashing and used WireShark and found constant communication from the DS1513 to IP port 5405.
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Overall 10

Works perfect.

Gil Hecht "IB", Amazon
11 October 2014
  • Summary: I'm using 2 identical units. One serves as backup to the other. Works perfect.
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Overall 10

Great NAS

earl m., Newegg
9 October 2014
  • Summary: I used 5 Seagate NAS HDD ST4000VN000 4TB drives. It does take a while for the verification. This NAS is very fast. Makes my old CIsco NAS look like a piece of junk.
  • Pros: Very easy to set up. The software is 1st CLASS, Setting up security is a snap, Price is good for what you get.
  • Cons: None
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